Category Archive: Sustainability

Glyphosate, The World’s Favourite Herbicide

Glyphosate-based herbicides are bee-killing global pollutants of groundwater, rivers and surface water. More recently glyphosate has been detected in rain. The latest research reveals that glyphosate damages the beneficial bacteria in the gut of… Continue reading

Curious Garden Creatures

Give me an Australian wasp anytime. The solitary species are so much safer to garden amongst than their vicious ‘social’ European counterpart, Vespula germanica.

Towards Valentine’s Day

For a more sustainable Valentine’s Day, buy your loved one a potted plant. Like love, you can watch your gift grow.

South American Biocontrol Calls Wynnum Food Garden Home

Being eaten alive, from the inside out, is not the kindest death. But it’s ruthlessly efficient.

In Production Today – January

Heat and windy, sunny weather continue delaying sowing and planting summer crops.

True Grit & Tough Love: gardening in Queensland’s Runcorn

Growth on sound foundations: Kyabra Community Garden, Queensland

In Production Today – October

In Brisbane, winter crops have finished flowering. Their seed is ripe and ready for harvest.

Acclimatisation, The Continuing Story

“With the right breeding and care, food plants have – so far – fed and sustained human civilisation”

Port Moresby: A Gritty City with Heart

Before leaving for a week’s trip, I read my Lonely Planet guide. It describes Port Moresby as a gritty city and advises tourists not to flaunt their wealth. I survived living in London’s seedy Surrey… Continue reading

Farewell, Friends

Basil and Mary died. Last weekend. The world is poorer without them, and I have a heavy heart. Where to start?

Mangrove Love

There are three things every Australian should know about mangroves.

Book Review: Medicinal Plants in Australia

Australia is a massive pharmacy store, where some very useful plants grow in our streets, reserves and gardens.

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